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Re: Modernize frame-title-format: "%b - GNU Emacs"

From: Yuri Khan
Subject: Re: Modernize frame-title-format: "%b - GNU Emacs"
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2020 00:02:46 +0700

On Thu, 27 Aug 2020 at 23:18, Stefan Kangas <stefan@marxist.se> wrote:

> >> Why do you use en dash?  Does Firefox, etc. use en dash, or is it simply
> >> your own local customization?
> >
> > I do that because that is typographically correct. Other programs use
> > a hyphen for historical reasons and if they all nod at each other for
> > consistency then we will not have any way forward.
> I agree with the typographical point.
> But I worry that all fonts won't support en dash.  Could that be the
> reason why others avoid it as well?

I include considerations like “my window manager uses a font that does
not have coverage for General Punctuation block” and “I’m running with
a locale that uses an encoding where En Dash is unrepresentable” in
the “historical reasons” bin.

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